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Mobile apps let consumers digitize receipts, gift cards | The Star

Consumers, with the help of tech companies, are transforming their personal blizzard of missing receipts, misplaced coupons, lost promotional alerts …

Fit Meals: 7 Muscle-Making Recipes

There's no such thing as having too many healthy recipes. Variation and experimentation keep food fun and your diet from growing intolerable. Even if …

Healthy Eating

A breakdown of 2013's most fascinating video game moment

In the wee hours of Nov. 10, 2013, a man who goes by Bananasaurus Rex performed a genuine video game miracle. He completed a "solo Eggplant run."<p>If you're not a <i>Spelunky</i> junkie, the words "solo Eggplant run" won't mean very much to you. But as I see it, Bananasaurus Rex's feat is an important, …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

The best investing strategy? Ignore stock market predictions

<b>Where do you think the market is going?</b><p>I get this question a lot.<p>My answer is always the same: I don't know. Nobody knows.<p>Here are a few other things I don't know: who will win the Grey Cup on Sunday; whether it will snow on Christmas Day; what items No Frills will have on sale in its next flyer.<p>I …

Rob Carrick's ultimate investing guide for Gen Y

The more money you have, the more attention you get from the investing industry.<p>Young investors are pretty much invisible to Bay Street, then. Bank branches will sell mutual funds to anyone with a pulse and $500 to spend, and investment advisers will often take their clients' kids on as a courtesy. …

How To Improve Your Pull-ups In 8 Weeks

One of the best (if not THE best) all-around muscle builders of the upper body is the pull-up and its abundance of variations. Arguably considered …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Android News

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

New HIV antibodies show potential

Injection into infected monkeys knocks down the viral load.<p>The dream of an HIV vaccine has been thwarted again and again because the virus evolves so …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Better off renting? The new economics for young adults

The math of home ownership simply doesn't work for some young people.<p>Take a young man we'll call Neil, for example. He's a single, 31-year-old journalist in Toronto who makes a middling five-figure salary, rents a cheap apartment in a nice part of town and has $20,000 parked in a bank account. …

Real Estate

The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

11 Mindblowing Facts That Will Completely Change Your Perspective On The World

<i>Life will never be the same.</i><p><b>1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.</b><p>The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, …

How to choose the right actively managed fund

<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>There is a myth going around that most fund managers are bad stock pickers. It is undoubtedly true that some are, but it turns out that most beat their benchmarks …

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to offshore bank accounts

An offshore account may seem like an intimidating prospect, and one that could lead to trouble if it isn't done right.<p>But experts say that as long as you follow the appropriate reporting rules set out by the Canada Revenue Agency, offshore bank accounts can be a practical and, in some cases, …

McKinsey’s five catalysts for a stronger U.S. economy

As many economists will tell you (often with more than a hint of largely inappropriate glee), the U.S. economy had some deep structural problems that were apparent long before the financial crisis and Great Recession hit. Many will also say that many of those flaws are still largely there, and the …

After 69 years, 'pitch drop' experiment finally caught on video

In 1927, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia began what's widely recognized as the longest-running experiment ever, the so-called "pitch drop." It's a simple set up: fill a flask with tar pitch and let it ooze out the bottom to see how quickly it flows, and eventually it makes …

The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

New breed of trusts comes with a high yield – and questions

Yield-seeking investors might want to consider a new breed of cross-border energy trusts, but should look beyond their hefty payouts.<p>While Ottawa killed a previous generation of income trusts in 2006 with new tax legislation, the current wave of trusts takes advantage of a loophole that exempts …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

Graphene may give us cooler, longer-lasting computers

Cooling is an important and tricky part of modern computing – you don’t want those ever-more-functional processors overheating, but you also don’t …

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency's leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much …

NVIDIA's Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

Recent successes by mobile processor makers such a Qualcomm and the Taiwanese fab-less semiconductor company MediaTek seem to be putting pressure on the sales of NVIDIA’s latest ARM based processor the Tegra 4. Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems …

S&P Cuts Nokia Rating by One Notch

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut Nokia’s rating by one notch to B+ from BB-, citing concerns that the firm could see its net cash fall after agreeing to buy out the share of partner Siemens in a joint venture for €1.7 billion ($2.2 billion).<p>Nokia’s full control of the now-profitable …

As Dell Buyout Vote Approaches, Scenarios Emerge, and They’re Not Pretty

Executives at Dell are beginning to make contingency plans for one possibility they now think likely — that the $24.4 billion buyout plan proposed by …